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  •  There are actually two windshields (7+ / 0-)

    There is an inner pane and an outer pane. They would both have to break which is almost unheard of.

    As a precaution you would land if one of the panes cracked.

    If both broke, the cold temperature would be more a problem than the wind blast.

    There's kind of a "bubble" of air over that part of the nose and the airflow there isn't moving nearly as fast as the plane is.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:04:36 AM PDT

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